Tag Archive: Domesday Book

Medieval village remains get protected status

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The remains of a medieval village has been given ancient monument status. It means the area of land alongside a small stream running through Ashby St Ledgers has the same legal protection as some of the most historic sites in the country. The medieval village was first documented in Domesday Book of 1086 with a…

Aberdeen’s medieval burgh records recognised by UNESCO

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An extraordinary collection of burgh records for Aberdeen held by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives has been recognised by UNESCO. The first eight volumes of Aberdeen burgh registers, which cover the period 1398 – 1509, will now be included in the UK Register of Important Documentary Heritage, part of the UNESCO Memory of the World…

Michael Wood’s Story of England: Big historical secrets – in a humble Midlands village

Story of England, which begins on BBC Four tonight, is a very simple idea: to tell the story of one place through the whole of English history, from Anglo-Saxons and Vikings to the Somme and D-Day – and from the point of view of the people, not the rulers. It tries to show the slow…